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A high-temperature superconducting bulk that has been cooled in the presence of a magnetic field levitates above a magnetic figure of eight track.

Where is my hoverboard?

Wednesday 27th Nov 2019, 12.30pm

According to the much-loved 'Back to the Future' franchise, we should all be zipping around on hoverboards by now. As we come to terms with our disappointment that they STILL haven't hit the shelves, Dr Clara Barker from Oxford University's Materials Science department discusses the technology that would be required to build one, and we learn all about superconductors along the way.

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